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Cassandra of the Gatherers (Avengers enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Cassandra

Gatherers


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: The Gatherers
  • Base Of Operations: Proctor’s citadel in the Andes
  • Height: 4’ Weight:
  • Eyes: Red energy Hair: Grey


Powers and Abilities

Cassandra has vast mental powers, the most powerful of which is a telekinetic blast, capable of causing both physical and mentally, which has knocked out an entire team of Avengers (Sersi, Thor, Hercules, Vision, Black Widow, Black Knight, and Crystal) in a single blast (for which she maxed out on HPs). She can also subtly influence minds, and force her way into their minds.


History

Cassandra is a native of an alternative reality, whose Earth fell victim to the madness of its Sersi. She was saved by Proctor, who claimed his reality had also been a victim of his Sersi, and who recruited her into his Gatherers, to hunt down and stop the Sersi’s of other dimensions before they did the same to their worlds.

Some travellers to alternate realities have trouble physically adapting to a dimension where a version of them already exists, and can be left disoriented and weakened. Proctor discovered the ’Gathering‘ ritual as a way around this. It involves locating the traveller’s counterpart and killing them.

On another gathering trip, they Gatherers recovered the Coal Tiger. He was grievously wounded when they found him, and needed Gathering quickly to have a chance of surviving in the new dimension. Sensing that his counterpart was also an Avenger in this dimension, Proctor sent the Gatherers to Avengers mansion to access their computers.

The Gatherers had already infiltrated the Avengers mansion twice, undetected, but the Avengers had detected anomalies, and were prepared for them on this occasion. They fought briefly, but Cassandra managed to subdue the Avengers, and the Gatherers escaped with the information about their new member’s counterpart, the Black Panther.

They travelled to Wakanda, only to discover that the Avengers had warned T‘Challa about them. As they attacked him, some of the recovered Avengers arrived, transported by Lockjaw, coming to the Black Panthers aid. While the battle raged, the Black Panther was subdued by the Gatherers, and Cassandra attempted to Gather him.

The ritual was disrupted, however, by the Coal Tiger, who refused to let another die in his place. He soon died, and the Gatherers fled, but the Swordsman was captured before he could get away.

Concerned for his well-being, Magdalene begged Proctor to let them rescue him. Proctor sent them to Gather the Vision from Swordsman’s dimension, whom he said he would send to rescue the Swordsman. When they returned with him, Proctor released Tabula, whom he sent with the other Gatherers to capture Earth-616s Vision. After swapping the minds of the two Visions, he sent his Vision to infiltrate the Avengers, with secret orders to execute the Swordsman, keeping the other Vision captive.

When the Gatherers Vision failed in his attempt to kill the Swordsman, he was captured, and led the Avengers to Proctor’s citadel in the Andes. The Avengers stormed the citadel and battled the Gatherers, freeing their Vision.

Deciding he had done enough damage for the moment, Proctor activated the self-destruct mechanisms of his citadel, and teleported himself and Ute away, abandoning Cassandra and the other Gatherers to the citadel’s destruction. It is unknown whether or not she survived.


Personality

Prickly and vicious, Cassandra does not suffer fools, and can be aggressive and short-tempered with everyone, enjoying the pain she inflicts on her enemies. She frequently uses her helpless appearance, boosted by her Hypnosis, to cause enemies to lower their guard (such as cowering away from the Black Widow, using Hypnosis to make the Widow see her as presenting no threat, until the Widow was close enough for Cassandra to launch a dangerous surprise attack).

She acted as field leader of the Gatherers when Proctor was not present. She serves as Proctor’s confidante, and is more aware of his activities than her team mates.


Quotes

Sloth (watching Cassandra torture Vision): “Ah, poor soul. Sometimes, Magdalene, I fear Cassandra enjoys her work a wee bit too much.”
Cassandra: “Can I believe what I am hearing ? Have you gone mad ? He is no victim, Sloth ! Or have you forgotten our own Earths, our own timelines destroyed because of beings like him ? Have you forgotten our dead ? I cannot !”


DC Universe History

The Gathering would probably work better in the DC Universe, where it’s already established that travellers in Hypertime cannot survive on a world where a counterpart of them already exists. Substitute Zatanna for Sersi, and the Justice League for the Avengers.

Two ways of integrating the story into DC history would be:

  • Substitute Zatanna for Sersi, and the Justice League for the Avengers.
  • Use the DC Circe as the counterpart for Sersi. The JLA (or whichever team you’d like them to have interacted with) would still become alerted to their presence by the Gatherings they’re forced to perform, and would then be in a race to find and protect Circe from the Gatherers, when they discover what’ll happen when they catch her.


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Cassandra

A 903 Point Character

Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Revenge
Int: 07 Wil: 08 Min: 08 Occupation: Gatherer
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 016 HP: 045

Powers:
Hypnosis: 08, Mental Blast: 12, Mind Blast: 16, Mind Probe: 10, Telepathy: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:
Mental Blast and Mind Blast both have the Area Effect bonus (+1), and have the Combined Power Usage bonus with Mind Blast as the primary power (+2).

Advantages:
None

Connections:
The Gatherers (High)

Drawbacks:
Creepy Appearance

By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: Marvel Comics

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet, Frank Murdock

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